Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Morning After


I am launching this blog today in memory of all those young (and not so young) American soldiers who fell in the rice paddies and filth of a contaminated landscape that remains scarred and maimed today. God bless you each one-whether you made it back in one piece or not.

I will never forget.

Refugees and helicopter on
roof of US Embassy, Saigon
It was thirty-seven years ago yesterday that the last U.S. Troops left South Vietnam. It was 1973. I suspect most of us remember this well given the terrible sights of Vietnamese trying to pile onto  helicopters on top of the U.S. Embassy to get out of SVN as the Communists took over Saigon and other parts of the south.

Refugees and US soldiers, Nha Trang

Here is a link to an eyewitness account: Eyewitness Account 

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